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Strong aircraft deliveries see UK aerospace sector surge

315 global aircraft orders have been placed in the year to date, with 337 aircraft delivered by manufacturers. The sector generates a turnover of £27 billion and a value-add of £10.9 billion to the UK economy, with exports worth £18.6 billion


45 years of crossing the pond

When Delta began flying nonstop from Atlanta to London Gatwick in 1978, it was the airline’s first international flight with a Tristar. The airline’s international expansion took off, and today Delta has become one of the world’s biggest carriers. The airline has a few fond memories to share

Industry News

AIX 2023: An impressive show of cabin interiors and IFE innovation

From 6-8 June, airline professionals from around the world will come together at Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) to seek out the latest innovations from the cabin interiors and inflight entertainment industry, and suppliers are gearing up by announcing their plans for the event. Take a look at some of the latest releases


Africa’s airline capacity to exceed 2019 levels by 10% this year

IBA, a leading aviation market intelligence and consultancy company, predicts that despite significant headwinds, the African aviation market will continue to see growth, with airline capacity thought to trend at 110% of 2019 available seat kilometres (ASKs) by Q3 2023


Aerospace recovery progresses

Kevin Craven, chief executive of ADS, considers February’s industry figures, with 104 confirmed aircraft orders, 74 deliveries – the best since pre-pandemic 2019 – and a strong backlog of orders


American Airlines’ positive financial outlook

S&P Global Ratings has analysed American Airlines’ latest results, and predicts that the carrier is well positioned to generate strong credit measures, with its issuer credit rating (ICR) moving from stable to positive

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